Brandon Rolf finished 2-4 against St. Scholastica. With his fifth multi-hit game of the year, he extended his hitting streak to 10 games.
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St. Scholastica right-hander Dallas Miller pitched 7.1 innings of two-hit ball to help the Saints to a 5-2 win over the UW-Superior baseball team in non-conference play at Wade Stadium on Monday, March 29. Miller kept the Yellowjackets off balance all day, striking out 12 while carrying a no-hitter two outs into the fifth inning. He struck out the side in the first and fourth innings, walked two and hit two batters.
The Saints got all the offense they needed in the bottom of the first inning off of UWS starter Elliot Danhoff, taking a 3-0 lead after loading the bases and working a walk, fielder’s choice, and sac fly. St. Scholastica added another run in the bottom of the third after an Alex Haapajoki double.
Isaac Fugere broke up the no-hit bid with a single to right in the fifth, but Isaac Grothe struck out on three pitches to end the inning. UWS fanned 13 times in the contest. The ‘Jackets finally got to Miller, knocking him out of the game in the eighth. Grothe started the inning with a five-pitch walk, but was erased on a Ben Rhodes fielder’s choice. Brandon Rolf singled to center, putting runners on first and second with one out. Bryce Flanagan flied out to center in the next at bat, moving the runners up. With Nick Shea on as a pinch hitter, Jerry Gooley uncorked a wild pitch to bring Rhodes in and make it 4-1. Shea, though, ended the frame with a bouncer to first base.
The Saints got the run back in their half of the inning off of Kaleb Beane, who relieved Brenden Kruger, on a one-out fielder’s choice by Mitchell Novak.
Superior started a one-out rally in the ninth as Sam McNosky singled to center field off of Matt Tautges and Nick Zezulka reached on an error at second base. McNosky eventually scored, but Tautges induced Rhodes to hit a fly to right field to end the game.
UWS is back in action at St. Olaf in a doubleheader at Mark Almli Field in Northfield, Minn., on Saturday. First pitch is set for 1 p.m.